Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Of Corpus Contrasts..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


 I just finished this one in my cozy studio while the sleet falls outside and the temperatures drop.. 

Brr... it's cold today. A great day to be painting!

This one is on an Ampersand Pastelboard. 

I usually stay away from this kind of support as I prefer one with more 'tooth' to it for my pastels. However, this one worked pretty well for me, so I am glad I persevered.

 Image size is 18" x 24" unframed
$700 Plus S/H


Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:









                  Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Tidepool Interrupted..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



I love to watch water move, whether it's a waterfall,  a pond or pool with a slight rippling effect. It's all mesmerizing to me and very peaceful.

I tried to capture that feeling with this one. That action of looking down into a rock pool when a ripple breaks the surface with such wonderful patterns. 

I hope you like this one, it was a fun one to paint.

This image is a pastel (unframed ) on Sennelier sanded paper.

18" x 24" 
$500 plus S/H

Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:










                  Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Small Wonders..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews










                     






                        For this post, I decided on just a small watercolor for today. 

                         This image is Arches paper and is presented unframed.

                                                              Image size is 8" x 8" 

                                                                $100 plus S/H







                  This image is also available in prints through Fine Art America:
https://fineartamerica.com/featured/small-wonders-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true







Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Like Music Adrift..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews











Hi again, I am finally able to get back to a post on this blog. My hubby has been in hospital yet again, and my life is just very scattered right now, so no time for painting. Grrr!

I started this one about three days ago. It is a 19.5" x 25.5" pastel on red Sennelier sanded paper (unframed). This one was cathartic for me, with all the stress over the last few months. Just to paint again has been a real treat!

I love to paint water in any form as you may realize, and this rock pool (without the shells) was on Maui . I again 'sparked up my colors using Photoshop on my photo. 
I used my own shell collection to pop in a little more interest. 

I hope you like it. It was a fun image to paint.

$450 plus S/H

Prints of this image are available through Fine Art America:

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/like-music-adrift-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true





Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com



Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ethereal Dance..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews




I think if I were to describe my technique in any medium I use, on the whole, it would be OVERLAPPING and LAYERING .

With pastels this is, at times difficult, as it's an opaque medium; however one just has to use a light touch to get those underneath nuances to show through.



I began this with a totally abstract colorful start. I did not know what I would end up with. I just went with the flow.




The substrate is a red earth colored Sennelier paper.




I began with this..


I switched the image around in several directions, and kept doing that as the image progressed. 

I have a large shell collection and thought I would go with that as a subject.


Over the top of my abstract beginnings, I drew some of my shells to intersect and overlap.
Now the fun begins!


I like to work in a  NEGATIVE PAINTING  technique with most all of my work, and the shells developed in much the same way.


Don't let anyone ever tell you that ABSTRACTS are easy, ("my child could do better".. 
Now where have I heard this before?


In fact, I think ABSTRACTS are the hardest . 

The artist must rely on their sense of design and truly immerse themselves from the heart. 


I hope you like how this one turned out.


This image is 9.5" x 25'5" unframed

$300 plus S/H


Prints  are also available through my Fine Art America site:






Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Dappled Glow..Watercolor..Texas Artist Rae Andrews


This is an unframed watercolor on Arches paper.

The image size is 9" x 12"

$200 plus S/H


Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:









Thanks for visiting..

Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Springbrook Dynamic..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



This landscape is dear to my heart. 
It an image in pastels on Sennelier sanded paper (unframed)
$400 plus S/H

A few years ago my dear old  92 year Australian aunt Hazel  (Johnson) passed. She was the other professional artist in my family and somebody I admired greatly.

She loved the Springbrook Mountain area of Queensland in Australia, and always wanted her ashes scattered there.
So off a few family members went with her ashes in hand and we bid her farewell in this gorgeous national park.

I took the photo (below) and embellished the colors in Photoshop, as I don't love greens per se.. 

Even though the Aussie greens are way more earthy than our greens here in America, I still felt a need to vamp the photo before tackling it in pastels.

I often do this with my photos, just using HUE SATURATION and slide the options till you get a great color change. You might try it.

Original photo with embellished colors

This image is also available in prints through Fine Art America:






Thanks for visiting..

Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com